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BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

Has California's dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric transit buses from the Chinese automaker has fallen apart, according to ChargedEVs. The city and BYD agreed to terminate the... read more

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Honeywell, Safran and Airbus testing electric taxiing for aircraft

First Aircraft To Taxi On Electric Power: Paris Air Show Premiere

You know that feeling when you realize you've been missing out on some low-hanging fruit for years? That could be what the aviation industry is feeling right now, as Airbus... read more June 18, 2013 by  7


 
Price Campbell (center) with parents Marvin & Mea after a driving lesson in the Nissan Leaf

Learning To Drive In A Nissan Leaf: Video

Last year, Michael Thwaite wrote about the experience of teaching his daughter to drive in a MINI E. As he pointed out, the all-electric car made for a smooth ride, which... read more December 14, 2012 by  2


 
Aptera 2e

Saab, Aptera, Think: Can China, Russia Save Electric Cars?

Last week, something miraculous happened: after more than a year of being prepped for burial, Saab rose from the dead. Of course, there had been previous attempts to revive... read more June 21, 2012 by  9


 
Toyota Coms (Provided by Toyota Auto Body Co.)

Toyota Announces Tiny Single-Seat Electric Car For Short Trips

Historically, automakers haven’t been fond of small electric cars capable of carrying one or two people. Lately, everyone from General Motors to Renault has shown... read more April 13, 2012 by  6


 
The electric-powerd Superbus undergoes winter systems testing.

Wubbo Ockels' Electric Superbus Undergoes Winter Testing: Video

Wubbo Ockels is a man of many talents. Not only is he the first Dutch citizen to travel into space aboard the now-retired space shuttle, Ockels is also the driving force... read more March 13, 2012 by  3


 
A123 lithium-ion cells

Battery Maker A123 To Supply Cells For Tata Hybrid Buses

Lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems announced today that it would supply complete battery packs to Tata Motors, the largest vehicle maker in India, to be used in hybrid... read more March 1, 2012 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf SL

Are Electric Cars Really Bad For The Planet? Simple Math Says No

We all know that electric cars charged from renewable sources of energy are much cleaner than gasoline-powered cars, but what about electric cars charged from electricity... read more February 14, 2012 by  63


 
Peter Rawlinson, Tesla Motors vice president and chief engineer

Two Tesla Execs Leave Before 2012 Model S Launch, Stock Falls

Californian automaker Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] suffered a 19.33 percent drop in share price on Friday last week after it announced two of its key engineers had departed the... read more January 16, 2012 by  6


 
Aptera Lidquidation

Aptera’s Remaining Assets To Be Auctioned Off In 10 Days

One week ago, we heard the tragic story that Aptera Motors, which had planned to bring the ultra-efficient Aptera 3-wheeled vehicle to market, was closing for good. Then on... read more December 9, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Hawaiian Teacher of the Year Gets Free Mitsubishi I

Mitsubishi Rewards Hawaii Top Teacher With 2012 Mitsubishi i

Once upon a time, the only real reward for being a good teacher was to see your students get excited about a subject or do well in exams -- but now a lucky teacher has been... read more November 2, 2011 by  1


 
The U.S. Army's Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV). Image: Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies

Will Military Necessity Push Hybrid Vehicle Development?

Delivering fuel on a battlefield is a difficult and dangerous proposition, not to mention the logistical challenges of getting the fuel there in the first place. A better... read more October 18, 2011 by 


 
Houston's Tranquility Park Garage with GRIDbot charging stations

Largest Electric-Car Charging Site: Would You Believe Houston?

UPDATE: To answer the question posed in our headline: No, we do not believe Houston has the largest electric-car charging site. See below. When we think of Texas, we think of... read more October 3, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

Solid State Electric Car Batteries Still 10 Years Away

Solid state batteries could be seen as everything we're looking for from an electric car battery, improving on all the fundamental characteristics needed for electric... read more September 26, 2011 by  7


 
ESB ecars Nissan Leaf Cannonball team at the finish

Video: Irish Cannonball Run 2011 Nissan Leaf Home And Dry

A few weeks back we brought you news that a team entered into the famous Cannonball Run, this year held in Ireland, would be doing the trip in a 2011 Nissan Leaf. We missed... read more September 20, 2011 by 


 
Munich University's Mute concept

2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Mute Electric Car Shows Promise

Following the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year we speculated on the problems that small volume, odd-looking electric cars could do to the EV industry's reputation. The... read more September 16, 2011 by  1


 
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